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tar 1

 (tär)
n.
1. A dark, oily, viscous material, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons, produced by the destructive distillation of organic substances such as wood, coal, or peat.
2. See coal tar.
3. A solid residue of tobacco smoke containing byproducts of combustion.
tr.v. tarred, tar·ring, tars
To coat with or as if with tar.
Idioms:
tar and feather
1. To punish (a person) by covering with tar and feathers.
2. To criticize severely and devastatingly; excoriate.
tarred with the same brush
Considered or described as having the same faults or bad qualities.

[Middle English, from Old English teru; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]

tar 2

 (tär)
n. Informal
A sailor.

[Possibly short for tarpaulin.]

tar

(tɑː)
n
1. (Chemistry) any of various dark viscid substances obtained by the destructive distillation of organic matter such as coal, wood, or peat
2. (Elements & Compounds) another name for coal tar
vb (tr) , tars, tarring or tarred
3. to coat with tar
4. tar and feather to punish by smearing tar and feathers over (someone)
5. tarred with the same brush regarded as having the same faults
[Old English teoru; related to Old Frisian tera, Old Norse tjara, Middle Low German tere tar, Gothic triu tree]
ˈtarry adj
ˈtarriness n

tar

(tɑː)
n
(Nautical Terms) an informal word for seaman
[C17: short for tarpaulin]

tar1

(tɑr)

n., v. tarred, tar•ring,
adj. n.
1. any of various dark-colored viscid products obtained by the destructive distillation of certain organic substances, as coal or wood.
2. coal-tar pitch.
3. smoke solids or components: cigarette tar.
v.t.
4. to smear or cover with or as if with tar.
adj.
5. of or characteristic of tar.
6. covered or smeared with tar.
Idioms:
1. beat, knock, or whale the tar out of, to beat mercilessly.
2. tar and feather, to coat (a person) with tar and feathers as a punishment or humiliation.
3. tar with the same brush, to regard as having the same unfavorable qualities as one whose shortcomings are known.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English tarr(e), ter(re), Old English teru, c. Middle Dutch tar, ter(re), Old Norse tjara; Middle English terren, Old English tierwian]

tar2

(tɑr)

n.
a sailor.
[1740–50; perhaps short for tarpaulin]

tar

(tär)
1. A thick, oily, dark substance consisting mainly of hydrocarbons, made by heating wood, coal, or peat in the absence of air. See coal tar.
2. A solid, sticky substance that remains when tobacco is burned. It accumulates in the lungs of smokers and is considered to be a cause of cancer.

tar


Past participle: tarred
Gerund: tarring

Imperative
tar
tar
Present
I tar
you tar
he/she/it tars
we tar
you tar
they tar
Preterite
I tarred
you tarred
he/she/it tarred
we tarred
you tarred
they tarred
Present Continuous
I am tarring
you are tarring
he/she/it is tarring
we are tarring
you are tarring
they are tarring
Present Perfect
I have tarred
you have tarred
he/she/it has tarred
we have tarred
you have tarred
they have tarred
Past Continuous
I was tarring
you were tarring
he/she/it was tarring
we were tarring
you were tarring
they were tarring
Past Perfect
I had tarred
you had tarred
he/she/it had tarred
we had tarred
you had tarred
they had tarred
Future
I will tar
you will tar
he/she/it will tar
we will tar
you will tar
they will tar
Future Perfect
I will have tarred
you will have tarred
he/she/it will have tarred
we will have tarred
you will have tarred
they will have tarred
Future Continuous
I will be tarring
you will be tarring
he/she/it will be tarring
we will be tarring
you will be tarring
they will be tarring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tarring
you have been tarring
he/she/it has been tarring
we have been tarring
you have been tarring
they have been tarring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tarring
you will have been tarring
he/she/it will have been tarring
we will have been tarring
you will have been tarring
they will have been tarring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tarring
you had been tarring
he/she/it had been tarring
we had been tarring
you had been tarring
they had been tarring
Conditional
I would tar
you would tar
he/she/it would tar
we would tar
you would tar
they would tar
Past Conditional
I would have tarred
you would have tarred
he/she/it would have tarred
we would have tarred
you would have tarred
they would have tarred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tar - any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residuetar - any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
bitumen - any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons
coal tar - a tar formed from distillation of bituminous coal; coal tar can be further distilled to give various aromatic compounds
2.tar - a man who serves as a sailortar - a man who serves as a sailor  
able seaman, able-bodied seaman - a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills
boatswain, bo's'n, bos'n, bosun, bo'sun - a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
deckhand, roustabout - a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor
helmsman, steerer, steersman - the person who steers a ship
bargee, bargeman, lighterman - someone who operates a barge
ship's officer, officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
pilot - a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor
crewman, sailor - any member of a ship's crew
sea lawyer - an argumentative and contentious seaman
whaler - a seaman who works on a ship that hunts whales
Verb1.tar - coat with tar; "tar the roof"; "tar the roads"
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"

tar

noun
Informal. A person engaged in sailing or working on a ship:
Informal: salt.
Slang: gob.
Translations
قُطْرانيَطْلي بالقار
dehetdehtovat
tjære
aszfaltozbekátrányozkátrány
tjaratjarga
dervadervuotasištepti derva
darvadarvotnodarvot
dechtdechtovať
katran
katrankatranlamak

tar

[tɑːʳ]
A. N
1. (= substance) → alquitrán m, brea f, chapopote m (Mex)
low/middle tar cigarettescigarrillos con contenido bajo/medio de alquitrán
2. (also Jack Tar) (o.f.) → marinero m
B. VT [+ road, surface] → alquitranar
to tar and feather sbemplumar a algn
to be tarred with the same brush (fig) → estar cortado por el mismo patrón

tar

[ˈtɑːr] n
(on roads)goudron m
(in cigarettes)goudron m
low-tar cigarettes → cigarettes fpl à faible teneur en goudron

tar

1
nTeer m
vt road, fenceteeren; they are all tarred with the same brush (fig)sie sind alle vom gleichen Schlag; to tar and feather somebodyjdn teeren und federn

tar

2
n (old Naut sl) → Teerjacke f (hum), → Seemann m

tar

[tɑːʳ]
1. ncatrame m
low-/middle-tar cigarettes → sigarette a basso/medio contenuto di catrame
2. vt (road) → incatramare
he's tarred with the same brush (fig) → è della stessa razza

tar

(taː) noun
any of several kinds of thick, black, sticky material obtained from wood, coal etc and used eg in roadmaking.
verbpast tense, past participle tarred
to cover with tar. The road has just been tarred.
ˈtarry adjective
of or like tar; covered with tar.

tar

n (cigarettes, shampoo, etc.) alquitrán m
References in classic literature ?
already I shudder for these comparatively degenerate days of my native village, when you cannot collect a load of bark of good thickness, and we no longer produce tar and turpentine.
A nigger rousted me out this mornin', and told me the people was getherin' on the quiet with their dogs and horses, and they'd be along pretty soon and give me 'bout half an hour's start, and then run me down if they could; and if they got me they'd tar and feather me and ride me on a rail, sure.
The last and most successful one was that of tarring his fence all around; after which, if a slave was caught with any tar upon his person, it was deemed sufficient proof that he had either been into the garden, or had tried to get in.
When we got into the street (which was strange enough to me) and smelt the fish, and pitch, and oakum, and tar, and saw the sailors walking about, and the carts jingling up and down over the stones, I felt that I had done so busy a place an injustice; and said as much to Peggotty, who heard my expressions of delight with great complacency, and told me it was well known (I suppose to those who had the good fortune to be born Bloaters) that Yarmouth was, upon the whole, the finest place in the universe.
For, if you observed, he rose in his stirrups, as thereby meaning to overcast the mark; and so he would have done, but Fangs happening to bound up at the very moment, received a scratch, which I will be bound to heal with a penny's breadth of tar.
A strong smell of tobacco and tar rose from the interior, but nothing was to be seen on the top except a suit of very good clothes, carefully brushed and folded.
But if he fails to execute this my royal command, then, as a just but mild monarch, I shall give orders that you and he are taken, and first dipped in tar and then in feathers, and you shall be executed in the market-place for the entertainment of my courtiers.
But this did not disconcert the enthusiast, who proceeded with the story of Joseph Smith's bankruptcy in 1837, and how his ruined creditors gave him a coat of tar and feathers; his reappearance some years afterwards, more honourable and honoured than ever, at Independence, Missouri, the chief of a flourishing colony of three thousand disciples, and his pursuit thence by outraged Gentiles, and retirement into the Far West.
When he saw his employer, the worthy tar seemed much embarrassed, drew on one side into the corner of the landing-place, passed his quid from one cheek to the other, stared stupidly with his great eyes, and only acknowledged the squeeze of the hand which Morrel as usual gave him by a slight pressure in return.
In the distance, the hammers of some calkers pounded the hull of a ship, and the sultry breeze brought them an odour of tar.
The millmen resolved to bestow public honors on Dominicus Pike, only hesitating whether to tar and feather him, ride him on a rail, or refresh him with an ablution at the town pump, on the top of which he had declared himself the bearer of the news.
Departure from Green River valley Popo Agie Its course The rivers into which it runs Scenery of the Bluffs the great Tar Spring Volcanic tracts in the Crow country Burning Mountain of Powder River Sulphur springs Hidden fires Colter's Hell Wind River Campbell's party Fitzpatrick and his trappers Captain Stewart, an amateur traveller Nathaniel Wyeth Anecdotes of his expedition to the Far West Disaster of Campbell's party A union of bands The Bad Pass The rapids Departure of Fitzpatrick Embarkation of peltries Wyeth and his bull boat Adventures of Captain Bonneville in the Bighorn Mountains Adventures in the plain Traces of Indians Travelling precautions Dangers of making a smoke The rendezvous